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Check out the newest addition to Exemplars math library!

Problem Solving for the Common Core, K-5

New! This online resource provides teachers with open-ended math tasks specifically designed to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. Authentic problem solving engages students and develops their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathematical connections.


Material features:

  • Real-world problem-solving tasks uniquely created for the Common Core.
  • Differentiated material for instruction and exploration as well as formative assessment.
  • Preliminary Planning Sheets that offer a useful guide for teachers. Math Concepts, Problem-Solving Strategies, Math Vocabulary/Symbolic Representation, Possible Solutions and Mathematical Connections are outlined for each task.
  • Support for Depth of Knowledge levels 3 and 4.
  • Alignments to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.
  • Online delivery for teachers through Exemplars Online Library.

ordering code(s): PSCCK2, PSCC35 or PSCCK5

Please contact us directly for pricing information and pre-buy options for grades 4-5*!

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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Here's What People Are Saying

'We need to start,' said my students last week. They told me to hurry up, read the problem and pass out the paper. This is a noticeable change in student attitudes toward problem solving. They are no longer meek, frightened, inhibited problem solvers.

Karen McKee's first grade classroom Easthampton, NY

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